Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 534-535 transcribed by Amy Goodrich and Bethany Wimberly, students from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on Septemder 12, 2000.

Samuel I. Meseraull

SAMUEL I. MESERAULL. - An active factor in promoting the industrial interests of Wyandotte county, Samuel I. Meseraull is carrying on a substantial business in Kansas City as a printer, having a large and well equipped printing establishment at 945 Central avenue. He was born, December 22, 1866, in Lapeer county, Michigan, a son of Isaac L. Meseraull, and grandson of Peter Meseraull, an early pioneer of Michigan.

Isaac L. Meseraull, a native of Oakland county, Michigan, spent a part of his early life in Lapeer county, that state, but subsequently located in Hall county, Nebraska, and from 1871 until his death, February 4, 1908, was engaged in mercantile pursuits in Doniphan, Nebraska. His first wife, whose maiden name was Frances E. Smith, was born in Lapper county, Michigan, a daughter of Orlando and Mary E. Smith. She died in 1875, leaving two children, as follows: Samuel I. the special subject of this brief sketch; and Fred, of Holly, Michighan. He married second Esther Fry, and to them the following were born, namely: Morris and Blaine, residing in Doniphan, Nebraska; Mrs. Fannie Lane, of Newkirk, Oklahoma; Mrs. Maria Underwood, of Doniphan, Nebraska; Mrs. Kate Clarno, also of Doniphan; and Martha, Sidney and Anthony, living with their widowed mother in Doniphan.

Having obtained his early education in the public schools of Grand Island Nebraska. Samuel I. Meseraull there, at the age of fourteen years, began to learn the trade of a printer. Five years later he went to Denver, Colorado, from there going to Telluride, Colorado, where he spent a year. Locating then in South Dakota, he worked in different places, following his trade in Rapid City, Chadron and Crawford. Coming to Wyandotte county, Kansas, in 1894. Mr. Meseraull settled in Armourdale, and in 1895 established a printing business in that locality. Subsequently, during the time of the disastrous floods, he had the misfortune to lose everything in his plant with the exception of two printing presses. Disposing therefore of his interests in that place in 1905, he purchased his present property at 945 Central avenue, and built, and throughly equipped, his present large, two story, stone building, which is thirty feet by ninety-four feet, Here he is carrying on a thriving business, being actively engaged in general printing, including job and book work.

Mr. Meseraull married, June 4, 1890, at Lamar, Missouri, Lulu M. Miller who was born in Springfield, Missouri, a daughter of Cyrus M. and Rebecca (Allen) Miller, the former of whom was a native of Pennsylvania, and the latter of Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Meseraull have one child, Samuel Paul, born July 23, 1891, is now engaged in business with his father.

Politically Mr. Meseraull casts his vote in favor of what he deems the best men and measures, regardless of party affiliations. Mr. Meseraull is affiliated with many prominent fraternal organizations, being a member of the Modern Woodman of America; of the Royal Neighbors; the Modern Brotherhood of America; the National Annuity; the National Union; the Ancient Order of United Workmen; the Royal Achates; the Improved Order of Red Men; and the Degree of Honor, all of the lodges to which he belongs being in Kansas City, Kansas.

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